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February 2009

Papua New Guinea
Mongolia
Slovenia & Croatia
Iceland
Eastern Europe
Contests
Egypt
- Feb 28
Tanzania
- Mar 1
Brazil
- Mar 4
Borneo
- Mar 6
Peru
- Mar 14
Morocco
- Mar 22
Bhutan
- Mar 26
Caribbean
- Multiple
Syria/Jordan
- Apr 2
Iran
- Apr 6
Fr.Polynesia
- Apr 11
Madagascar
- Apr 12
 

Why not enjoy a tribal odyssey to Papua New Guinea! Highlights include the impressive Singsing Festival with song and dance performed by tribes from all over PNG. Our Mt. Hagen Singsing departure in August is already sold out but the equally impressive but lesser known Goroka Festival takes place in September. ElderTreks is offering a 10 percent discount on the Sept 2009 departure only. Read on for more about our featured trip or call our office for more details. We also have other exciting trips below or enter ElderTreks "Where on Earth" Photo contest and win credits towards future trips.




Papua New Guinea


Aug 6 - 25, 2009 SOLD OUT
Sept 2 - 21, 2009 - SAVE 10%


Papua New Guinea is culturally rich and geographically remote with some of the most stunning scenery anywhere and like no other place on earth. Meet and learn about the many tribal groups including the Asaro Mudmen, the Wangi, the Simbu, the Kaguel and the fascinating Trobriand Islanders. Come and celebrate during the Singsing Festival at Mt Hagen in August or the Goroka Festival in September. The Singsing festival is filled with tribal displays of the song and dance from more than 80 tribes. Traditionally dressed in a colorful extravaganza that includes face and body paint, feathers and masks as the tribe’s people perform with the rhythms of their drums.

Mongolia


June 29 - July 15, 2009
- 4 spots left
July 6 - 22, 2009
- 3 spots left


Landlocked between China and Russia, Mongolia holds the promise of an exotic culture rarely visited by travelers. The people are an eclectic mix of rugged nomads, Buddhist monks, farmers and merchants. The highlight for many is the famous Naadam Festival. Full of pomp, ceremony and jubilant Mongolians, this celebration is not to be missed. Experience the wonders of the Gobi Desert and the incredible national parks. Visit former royal palaces and museums; savor the sights and sounds of this unique country.

Slovenia & Croatia - SAVE 10%


May 1 - 16, 2009

From the peaks of the majestic Alps to the beauty of the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia & Croatia is a relaxing blend of natural wonders and historic sites. Slovenia's natural parks are brimming with unforgettable waterfalls, impressive caves, giant underground waterfalls and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In Croatia, visit seaside towns with roots dating from the Middle Ages and visit Dubrovnik, also known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Journey with us in visiting one of the least crowded and perhaps most impressive seacoasts of Europe - Slovenia and Croatia.

Iceland - SAVE $1000


June 15 - 25, 2009
(solstice departure)


"Land of the Midnight Sun" refers to regions above the Arctic Circle, which includes Iceland. With its puffins, glaciers, fjords, active volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs, you’ll find the perfect blend of nature, culture and history. Certainly not living in the past, Icelanders are proud that they continue to speak the ancient language of the Vikings. Their cherished ancient heritage lives on in harmony with the most exciting innovations from the world of arts and culture today. Learn about European life at the Arctic Circle on this incredible 11-day adventure.

Medieval Treasures of Eastern Europe - SAVE 10%


June 8 - 22, 2009

The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland are fascinating countries brimming with great history and culture, lovely little medieval towns, picturesque landscapes and hospitable people. On our adventure, we see the best of these three old European countries including seven UNESCO sites boasting riches of cultural heritage and well preserved architectural monuments. We also visit many hidden gems in this region which make our adventure so unique.

ElderTreks "Where on Earth?" Contest




Win $100 towards your next adventure!

ElderTreks new "Where on Earth?" contest will test your knowledge of off-the-beaten-path sites found throughout the world. Click the images to enlarge. If you enter the correct location of both photos your name will be entered for a chance to win $100 towards your next ElderTreks adventure. The winner will be chosen randomly from the list of correct entries and will be announced in our following eNewsletter.

Let the games begin!

Don't forget about ElderTreks new 2009 photo contest. Once again you have the chance to win up to $1500 just for submitting some of your best travel shots.



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